How to get rid of hijack from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer is an advertising website, if you have that website popping up within your browser it means that your computer was infected or “hijacked” with a browser hijacker. This infection gets into the different parts of the operating system. It infects your system registry, thus providing automatic startup for this hijacker, so user will see annoying website as a default homepage and search, every time he starts the computer. Also can install some malicious extensions for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet explorer, without user’s authorization, which are designed to display a large number of additional advertising on every website, even on those that don’t have space for advertisements.

Moreover, redirect can modify browser’s shortcuts or create some batch files inside browsers installation folders. This will result in automatic pop-up of every time user starts any of the web browsers. Furthermore, the infection can fully take control of your browser, change default homepage, favorite pages and search engine. Technically is not considered as a virus and most of the antivirus software products will not detect it as a threat and malware developers using this vulnerability and exploiting it to infect user’s computers protected by the antivirus.

The most common way of the infection with is via freeware applications which are bundled with malware programs. The most common scenario – user searches for some freeware application that he needs. Often users click on the first link provided on Google, and most of the times the first links are the advertisings. After that user gets landed on some software portal that has the pretended software, user downloads the software and immediately installs it by clicking on express installation – that’s the biggest error. You should always read the EULA and select custom installation to be able to see the list of additional programs and unselect them from installation. Even some official software portals may add some additional programs into the modified installer, that’s why you should always verify that. The installation of any software on your computer should be taken seriously and you should proceed carefully and attentively. Maybe you don’t want to waste a lot of time during the installation, but believe me or not, you will waste much more time during the removal of malware.

As mentioned above, the main reason of browser hijacker infection are not viruses and Trojans, but the installation of freeware programs. Therefore, it is very important at the initial stage of treatment to identify what was the reason of the infection and remove it from the system. We suggest you to use our step-by-step manual removal guide that you will find under this article. Follow the steps attentively and perform all of them in the correct order to completely remove from your computer. Afterwards, scan your system with automatic removal tool and clean all of the malware that will be found during the scan on your computer. Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for

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Manual Removal Instruction for

Step 1
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs). remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program. remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them. remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled completely.
  • Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove completely.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove completely.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SEARCH.LUNATICAKE.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 02/14/2016 03:44 PM;